Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

Is Europe Ready for a Digital Health Unicorn?

This article was written together with Eric Brotten, who manages a digital health product portfolio at Optum International.

here-are-the-11-new-european-unicorn-startups-valued-at-1-billion-or-more-in-the-last-yearThis article reflects the observations of the digital health markets in Europe and the US, as triggered by a heated discussion over spicy Asian curry in Berlin. In short, the authors believe that the US-EU digital health market will experience continued

Interview with Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin

e3m7WzVaEurope has a new digital health accelerator in Berlin. Awesome. Having the honor to be a mentor at Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin, I had a small chat with Harsha Jagasia about current digital health investment scene and insights as a Venture Capitalist.

1. Digital Health has seen some major transformation in the past couple of years. What are your expectations

Watch out Berlin Digital Health Scene!

Speaker.001The 2 major things the healthcare industry can learn from digital health start-ups are: Transparency & speed. So therefore to provide some more transparency about the digital health start-up scene in Berlin, I feel very honored and excited to curate ‪‎this year’s Berlin‬’s ‪digital health‬ ‪focus camp‬ with Startup Camp Berlin. The goal of this focus camp is to make

Top Conferences for Digital Health Startups in Europe

Conference Article 2.001The focus on shaping an excellent consumer product is a key success factor for every digital health startup in b2c. However, meeting the right investor and b2b coop partner is also a very crucial moment that decides the future path of a company.

As you all might experienced before, conferences and events can be huge time killers. Therefore I prepared a

Main Drivers of Digital Transformation in Health Care

11143204_10156313481255721_4804463322091334668_nThe most fascinating part of being a Venture Capitalist are the conversations with very smart entrepreneurs or experts who have a sharper sense of the market, than anyone else. Therefore I was really honored to moderate the digital health panel on the hub conference with other experts/practitioners like Dr. Johannes Jacubeit (CEO of connected-health.eu), Dr. Florian Weiß (CEO of Jameda

A Startup’s Guide To Digital Health Accelerators In Europe

EU-Digital-health-accelerators-guide-for-startupsIt’s no surprise to anyone that startup accelerators are continually cropping up across Europe. There are now well over 100 programs accepting applications in the region. It’s definitely a crowded space and not an easy one to navigate, especially if you’re a budding entrepreneur.

Although it’s difficult to keep count of all accelerators focusing on Digital Health (because new ones are …

A Snapshot Of the European Digital Health Startup Ecosystem

12655936_10156504008645721_1083158430_oHaving seen more than 2300 digital health startups from across Europe in the past two years, we at XLHEALTH thought it’d be interesting to map out the main categories in the sector based on the data we collected on them. Interestingly, what we found was that digital health solutions (with a B2C component) could be broken down into six categories:

The yin and yang of business models in Digital Health: B2C and B2B

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAO3AAAAJDJiNGI1ODkwLTAyNjItNDEwOC04MjM5LTY1YWEwNGE3NzQzZgWhen it comes to discussions of business models for digital health startups, they usually revolve around two options – should we go down the B2C route or play the B2B game? But maybe the two don’t have to be so much of an either/or issue, and instead they can interact in more of a yin and yang relationship. I’m a big …

4 Ways to Catch The Attention Of A Digital Health VC

4812463Raising funding isn’t easy and approaching a VC may often seem like a daunting task. For many entrepreneurs, the big question usually comes down to: How do I grab a VCs attention?

Having seen more than 2300 digital health startups in Europe, I thought it’d be helpful to share a couple of tips from my experiences that could help fledgling entrepreneurs …

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